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Mount Pleasant News (Newspaper) - April 14, 1970, Mount Pleasant, Iowa
The it pleasant news vol. 92, no. 88 it. Pleasant Iowa tuesday evening april 14, 1970 Price to cent showers these Days by John Chamberlain homage to the ecological pioneers the rumbles about the plans for a a Earth Day on april 22 Are in one sense disturbing. Veterans of the a ecological struggle a who have been working for years to promote what they Call the Quot science of survival a have been ignored by the High school and College crowd that is trying to make the anti pollution crusade a their on the other hand there Are the science teachers in the 4,000 schools that intend to participate in a Earth Day exercises a and these represent a stable element in promoting an awareness of the need to clean up the environment. They will be there next year after this years crusade which threatens to become a shortsighted anti capitalist Binge has Given Way to something else. It disturbed me to learn that my Friend Devin Garrity who As the head of the Devin Adair publishing company has been publishing ecological books for years and is now promoting an ecological Book club has not been risked to do a blessed thing in connection with the a Earth Day program. Nor has mrs. Joy Lee who started the conservation group known As Pye protect your environment at the Thomas school in Rowayton Conn. Either the Young done to know who their natural allies Are or they Are not sincere about working with individuals or groups which have shown some Success in pushing the conservation cause within the framework of the Only political and economic system that we have or Are Likely to have for years to come. Too the Saga of mrs. Lee ought to get top Billing this april 22. It Wasny to so very Long ago that there was Only one Pye club the one formed at the Thomas school to preserve Connecticut coastal wetlands from the indiscriminate dumping of old tires and Rusty Iron. The Thomas school club did Yeoman work in persuading the Connecticut legislature to pass a Law calling for a Survey and preservation of Connecticut a Salt marshes which Are important spawning grounds for fish. This is a local Story but the subsequent adventures of the Pye clubs is National. Almost within the space of a year the number of Pye groups has jumped from a solitary one to a Busy sixty. And 77,000 Pye buttons have been sold to the clubs supporters. Mrs. Lee has since transferred her efforts to Georgia where has persuaded governor Maddox to support new legislation designed to save the famous Glynn marshes which make Connecticut Salt Meadows look pygmy size by comparison. Too mrs. Lee in a Telephone conversation said Felt sad that Hadnot been asked to do anything in connection with a Earth but refuses to be downcast a bout the Long term chances for a sound anti pollution movement. The Young people said would ultimately learn that you done to spread a gospel very efficiently by a backing people into her Thomas school girls in Connecticut moved through existing Community channels to pressure the state legislature into doing something about preserving the tidelands. They deluged the legislators with some 800 personal Handwritten letters. They got the commuters Many of whom Are fishing and sailing fanatics interested in something that would be Good for their own hobbies which depend on a clean Long Island sound. She would like to drive it Home to the students for a democratic society crowd that they Are dependent on capitalistic Industry for the technological information and methods that will some Day get pollution out of our air and streams. And even More important there Are those teachers of the a Earth sciences a who will be the Backbone of any continuing interest in the conservation movement. Too As for or. Garrity and his publishing company which because it is conservatively oriented has struggled Ever since the thirties without getting much help from our Liberal review Media they Arentt surprised that the a Earth Day organizers Haven to asked them for help in promoting the a ecological they Are used to a lonely fight. But it could be of interest that one of the Devin Adair ecological books a the web of life by John Starer has sold More than a million copies in paperback. Or that Marjory Bartlett Sanger so world of the great White Heron a a study of the ecology of the Florida keys has been one Factor in the Success of the movement to save the Everglades which Are just to the adm. Moorer named to High military Post Washington up a president Nixon today named adm. Thomas h. Moorer As new chairman of the joint chiefs of staff succeeding Gen. Earle g. Wheeler in the nations highest ranking military Post. Moorer is now chief of naval operations. Wheeler 62, who has held the office since july 1964, plans to retire when the change becomes effective july 2, subject to Senate confirmation of Moorer. Nixon at the same time designated vice adm. Elmo r. Zumwalt jr., now commander of naval forces in Vietnam to succeed Moorer As Navy chief. Equipment arrives for City Airport the electronic equipment for the automatic direction finder for installation at the municipal Airport has been received. Fisher Antenna service of Oskaloosa has submitted a proposal for the installation and and the City Council is expected to consider the matter wednesday evening. The installation involves some 4,000 feet of ground wire buried to a depth of 4 feet on 12 spoke like radials an overhead Antenna configuration and a Small building to House the transmitter. The transmitter building will be located just North of Robert Scarffe a House on the Airport property. When completed the Adf will permit pilots to a a Home on the it. Pleasant Airport. The Adf transmits a non directional radio signal which permits pilots to a a Home on the it. Pleasant Airport and also make an instrument apr it Roach Landing under conditions of Low visibility and ceilings. House passes govt pay raise Bill Washington up a the House gave final congressional approval today to a $2.6 billion pay raise for postal workers Ether government employees and servicemen retroactive to dec. 27. Amended to make sure Congress 10,000 own staffers weren to left out of the increase the Bill was passed overwhelmingly by the House and sent to president Nixon for his signature. The 5 per cent across the Board raise was negotiated by Nixon administration officials and representatives of striking postal workers in new York and other big cities and Nixon had pledged in Advance he would sign it. Suspense great As astronauts head for Home air pollution posters on display mrs. Leah Smith views several Afir pollution posters on display at the Public Library this week. The posters placed by the it. Pleasant Branch of american association of University women were created by Susan Kropa local Art teacher. Tribesmen strike Back Saigon up a montagnard tribesmen struck Back today at the communist forces besieging their Green Beret Camp at Dak Pek and stormed up a Hill to recapture an outpost seized when the North vietnamese began their siege on sunday. The montagnard mercenary Mountain tribesmen led by . Special forces killed 26 communists and suffered Only Light casualties col. Nguyen a tin commander of the South vietnamese 24th special zone reported. He said the communists had lost 217 men at Dak Pek and another 1,515 dead at the nearby Dak Seang special forces Camp since that siege began april i. Both Camps axe near the Border of Laos 290 Miles Northeast of Saigon. In action near the cambodian Border guerrillas swept in from Cambodia Early today and attacked a government outpost 600 Yards inside South Vietnam and were thrown Back with a loss of 90 dead the government said. Agnew remarks interpreted As general Des Moines up a gov. Robert d. Ray said today that vice president Spiro Agnew probably was not directing his comments monday night to Iowa a educational standards. At a news conference Ray said Agnew a would certainly be favourable to our Community College approach that offers a diverse education for our Young but Ray said a i done to know if he was directing his attitude to Iowa. I Haven to Felt our educational standards have been at a $50 a plate Republican fund raising dinner the vice president said american universities should not lower their standards of excellence to achieve a social goals for which they Are ill designed and ill Agnew said a qualified minority student should attend a preparatory school to compensate for his deprived environment. He said such compensatory education does not belong at a University level. Ray said the speech was interesting but he commented a i was sitting behind him at the head table and could t hear him very w Ell. A i Haven to read or. Agnews speech text but As i understood it he was saying we need not and should not lower the standards of our universities and we should bring up our students ability to get a College education a Ray said. Too the governor said every person who has the ability and the desire should have the Opportunity to receive a Quality education. A there Are Many places where we can help people who do not have the natural education or financial ability to meet College Ray said a i have Felt that disruptions on our campuses does no to come from those who Lack intelligence often it comes from those who have a High the governor said the vice president often a says Many things that Are provocative and startling and May often express the feeling of the a silent he said Agnew has a very unique style that is All his own and he expresses himself very Well. A a in la Tell you this he had the attention of his the governor said. Will dismiss school Early students in the mount pleasant Community schools will be dismissed Early thursday april 16. Teachers will attend an in service meeting. Classes will be dismissed As follows elementary schools 2 15 . 7th and 8th grades 2 25. High school 2 30. Actions of . College Board the Board of the Southeast Iowa area College met monday night and approved and selected the following approved Bills of account in the amount of $124,456.21. Approved secretarial and custodian salaries for the 1970-1971 Fis i Cal year As recommended by the administrative staff. Approved a recommendation for Brick veneer fronts and carpeting for the two Mobile classrooms to be located in the South East Corner of the parking lot on the present site of the vocational technical building. Selected Sherman Smith and associates of Burlington to conduct topographical and land surveys of the new Campus site in West Burlington. Selected William Swan of it. Pleasant to conduct a private audit at the collage to be completed by july 15, 1970. Approved employment of several instructors in Burlington John Ca Vanah As Counselor with the additional assignment of assistant basketball coach Loyd Hanson As Counselor with the additional assignment of baseball coach Donald ramps As assistant librarian Keith Summerson As part time for evening course in algebra and Don Robinson As part time for adult Basic education. Approved administrative salaries As recommended by the superintendent for the 1970-1971 fiscal year. North of the keys. The fight for a clean environment Wasny to bom yesterday and the a Earth Day demonstrators owe it to themselves to learn something about the pioneers who have made their movement possible. Honesty pays off for truck Driver Centerville up a a Centerville truck Driver we Hose honesty won out Over any temptation he might have Felt is to be rewarded today for returning the $48,418 he found which had been stolen from a Bank. Friday morning Webb Mullins found the Money in a battered attache Case lying along interstate 35 near the Indianola interchange. Conquering the temptation that would face anyone in such a situation he handed the Money Over to authorities. Today he is to be presented a $2,500 Check As a Reward for returning the Money which was stolen thursday night during the robbery of the Decatur county state Bank in Leon. Four people Are charged in the theft. Seven school buses entered seven Winfield it. Union school buses were entered at Winfield and it. Union during the night monday and fire extinguishers fuses and warning flags taken from them. The thefts were reported by Richard Drake Winfield it. Union superintendent to the sheriffs office tuesday morning and sheriff Van Crawford went to Winfield to investigate. Fifth Grade band to appear Iii concert sixty nine fifth Grade instrumental musicians will participate As a band in the it. Pleasant Grade school concert to be presented in the Cottrell gymnasium on the evening of april 21st. They will be the first group to perform at 7 30. Their program will consist of the following selections a the Star spangled banners followed by an excerpt from a Semper Fidelise a March a there comes tile Parade a Medley a Waltz festival a descriptive Novelty a Indian Princess a bit of swing a Junior jump and a closing number a Jolly general March. Fifth Grade band membership cornets noway Lyons Barry Tuller Stephen Burden Jeff Thomas Bruce Roth John Barr Carol Stebbins Patty Ross Lyndel Keuhnle Erie Tackenberg Carleen Larsh Joan Pidgeon. Clarinets Kristy Scarf Jean Thompson Patsy Bolin Karen Gipple Becky Carr Coken Riding or Marcia Ross Evelyn Klyn Angela Mickey Beverly Borders. Kathy Young de Etta Appel Cheri Lasswell Jean Scarff Missy Upton Gloria Martin Sherri Thomas Teresa Barber Tami Van Dorin. Trombones Greg Riley Mark Brodal Larry Glasgow Jerry Roth Danny Weir Gregory Schultz. Flutes Seleta Bainter Barbara Beattie Merelee Johnson Karen Gilson Diane Conner Mona Schultz Jane Frish Julie Detrick Fye Kathy Harris Sandra Gillespie Rosemary Boal. E Flat clarinet Kenim Hatton. Meli phones Rena Caldwell. Laurie Overton French Horn Nancy Leonard. Balcones Doug Swartzendruber Tim Glanzman Connie Wilson. Alto saxophones Steven Mickey Vickie Parker Carol Miller. Tenor saxophone Kent Mauck Donna Wells Lori Thompson. Basses ted Siemens Mike Don Nolly. Drums Karen Somermeyer Christine Grismore Erie Lampe Chris Lamore Ruth Collins. Space Center. Houston up a using their Moon Lander As a Lifeboat Apollo 13�?Ts astronauts blasted their crippled spaceship on a Safe course for Home today after narrowly escaping death in a mysterious explosion 205,000 Miles in space. While Veteran Moon flier James a. Lovell and his two Rookie crewmen John l. Swigert and Fred w. Liaise performed with Cool Preci-1 Sion harried controllers sought the Best and fastest Way to get them Back. Quot they Are Safe in the sense that we have the situation stabilized now. I think a said flight director Glynn Luiey at a midday heeling. A but we Are 70 hours from Home and we have to keep it that too asked what he thought the chances were of the pilots returning safely Lunney said a i think the Odds Are an Early morning life or death firing of the Landing engine on the lunar module aquarius steered the pilots on a a free return trajectory Home. Quot the Burn went Fine a said Lunney. A fall the tracking has confirmed Liat the Burn was Fine which is another indication that we Are in Fine he said the Crew had plenty of oxygen and water to get Back. Too under consideration was a a super fast return that could bring Apollo 13 to a splashdown in the Indian Ocean As nearly As i . Est thursday. The men owed their lives to the coolness under incredible pressure to hundreds of Quick reacting ground controllers and to the ugly spindly Landing Craft that fortunately still was latched to the nose of the stricken command ship Odyssey. Had the Lander not been there the pilots would have died. Too because the astronauts were operating on meager supplies of oxygen and Power in the lunar module aquarius project officials wanted them Home quickly As possible to reduce chances further mechanical malfunctions would doom the astronauts to suffocation in space. It was the trickiest most dangerous situation Ever faced in flight by . Space explorers. On their present course with nothing More than minor steering adjustments the space Agency said Apollo 13 would splash Down about to . Est Friday in the Indian Ocean. By firing their big engine tonight the ship could Man Euver toward either a Pacific splash blown at i . Friday or an Indian Ocean Landing at i . Thursday. Spokesmen said. However the Early return might be risky and so they still leaned toward the Pacific splashdown. Too besides Peiling the Oliree Moon pilots the failure wrecked expensive plans to carry out Many a most ambitious exploration of the lunar surface. It was the nations third Moon Landing Mission and Cost american taxpayers $375 million. The situation had calmed by late morning and the astronauts were taking turns sleeping and standing we atch Haise slept in the still intact command module while Lovell and Swigert stayed in the lunar module. They were to switch periodically. President Nixon was being kept informed of developments. A i think the chances Are excellent at the moment a said Christopher c. Kraft jr., Deputy director of the manned spacecraft Center. Too the astronauts passed the most critical part of their dramatic struggle Early today when they used the lunar module to propel them onto a course that would bring them Back with Little More than minor course adjustments. The electrical malfunction May have been caused by a meteoroid striking the spacecraft said Apollo spacecraft manager James Mcdivitt. Had the Pivotal Burn failed the men of Apollo 13 would have streaked thousands of Miles past Earth becoming marooned in space until their oxygen gave out within a week. There was no Chance of Rescue. Nixon is concerned and impressed Washington up a president Nixon was described today As concerned Over the troubles of the Apollo 13 astronauts but Quot enormously impressed by the Way those involved in the spa Mission responded to tile emergency situation. After learning of the space crafts troubles monday night the president instructed members of his staff to keep him closely informed of All developments. He talked twice directly today with or. Thomas of Paine the . Space chief at Mission control Headquarters in Houston for direct reports. The first Call was at about 8 45 a m. And the second one As he began private conversations with visiting danish prime minister Hilmar Baunsgard. White House press Secretary Ronald l. Ziegler said Nixon was a concerned of course As Are All americans and people throughout the world for the Safe return of Apollo 13.�?� he said Nixon told him he was a enormously impressed by the Way the Nasa organization responded to the crisis and Felt that a this kind of technical proficiency and coolness was the Best Way to assure the Safe return of tile spacemen. Wives face situation with Quot nerves of steel Quot Timber Cove. Tex. Up a Marilyn Lovell and Mary Haise. Who have lived for months with the possibility their husbands might sometime be marooned in space faced the failure of Apollo 13 today with deep disappointment but nerves of steel. A there were no tears a said Nasa protocol officer Charles Bauer at the Haise House. Mrs. Haise is seven months pregnant. Mrs. Lovell was a glued to the squawk boxy but a composed a said Bob Mcluney at the fog shrouded Home of Apollo 13 commander James a. Lovell on Glenn Baa boy a sure a worried a Bauer said. A but Hasni to expressed any fear for his mrs. Lovell spent the tense hours listening to the air to ground communications with neighbor Charles a a Peter Conrad and his wife at her Side. A a in a disappointed that they can to land on the Moon and my Only concern now is that they can safely return Home a mrs. Lovell said. Neil a. Armstrong the first Man on the Moon hurried to the Home of mrs. Haise five houses away to reassure her during the waiting period. Mrs. Haise. Who had Learned of the trouble from a bulletin on the to . News a did no to seem upset like you might expect somebody getting a Flash like that a the protocol officer said. Grand opening at Iris lounge on saturday Dave Heaton s Iris restaurant will have a grand opening saturday evening april 18th of the new round table lounge. The new room is finished in old English Motif and will have the Rich Sandee Trio featuring Becky Mccreary for their grand opening entertainment. The entire Iris restaurant has undergone extensive remodelling during the past few months including expanded dining facilities in addition to the new lounge. No troops capture government outpost Vientiane up a an estimated 1,200 North vietnamese troops have captured a government outpost on the Western Edge of the to Chi Minh Trail overwhelming Royal lao army units made up mostly of teenagers. Official sources who reported the fall of the Garrison at Moung Phalanx said today the government soldiers fled in the face of the stronger communist forces and suffered Light losses. An estimated two battalions of North vietnamese troops opened the attack monday morning with a mortar barrage. Moung Phalanx is about 50 Miles East of the thai Border in Laos Southern Panhandle. Fire in the Coconut Grove a Boston night club killed 491 persons nov. 28, 1942, would keep close Check on funds Des Moines Tupi a the Iowa j Senate today approved a Bill designed to help the legislature keep a close Check on Money spent by the state department of social services for medicaid programs. The legislation approved on a 46-4 vote is to counter a recent Federal court ruling social services officials contend could bankrupt the states medicaid program in a few weeks. The Bill Calls for six month reports to the legislature from the social services commissioner in an j Effort to keep future assistance programs from deficit operation. Since medicaid want into effect in 1967, the legislature has been faced 1 with a More than $2 million deficit in medicaid and an estimated $4 million in the old age assistance i program. Motion on collective bargaining loses Des Moines up a Iowa Public employees have apparently last any Chance for collective bargaining legislation this session the House appropriations committee today voted on a proposal to Send the Senate passed collective bargaining Bill out for House debate but the motion lost by one vote. Too 1 Des Moines up a Iowa attorney general Richard Turner ruled today that two eminent Domain Bills recently passed by the legislature and sent to the Gover nor for his signatures Are unconstitutional. Too Des Moines up a tile Iowa House today stuck by its guns and overwhelmingly rejected a conference committee report that called for coloured photographs on Driver 1 licenses. World reacts with Shock to crisis by up the world reacted today with a shocked a i knew it would have to happen sometimes to the Apollo 13 crisis. Some people were angry because mens lives had been risked in space. But All were concerned and followed the Apollo plight intently. Pope Paul i prayed in the Vatican for the safety of the three men aboard. Nations which could offered technical assistance. France offered the use of its Navy for Rescue purposes. Australia put its largest radio Telescope at americans disposal. The soviet Union and the communist nations of East Europe followed the drama closely but without comment. Throughout the anxious statements by the Man in the Street in the cities of the world ran a thread of superstition a that this was Apollo Mission no. 13. And even this was offset by belief the Apollo 13 astronauts would Triumph because of their skills and because of u. S. Space technology. Word of the Apollo developments was flashed on radio and television throughout Europe and a group of american tourists in Spain joined spaniards clustered around transistor radio sets in the Street to hear accounts of the space drama. A we Are very concerned about their Fate and we Are praying for their Safe return a said Washington. D. C., insurance executive John d. Noble. A i suppose something like this was bound to happen a said James Sirrell. A London clerk. A but it is a shame especially after America 3 earlier Apollo receives award Philadelphia up a Louis Cassels. A United press International senior editor was presented with Villanova University St. Augustine award monday night for a distinguished achievement in communications terse verse by a. Gordon the hardest Job of any labor fraught is trying to look Busy when you re not. In 7
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